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Ellis Avery (1972–2019)

Forfatter af The Teahouse Fire

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Ellis Avery was born on October 25, 1972. She received a bachelor's degree in performance studies from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in writing from Goddard College. Before moving to New York City, she spent several years in San Francisco working for queer youth organizations. Her first book, The vis mere Smoke Week, was her personal account of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. Her novels included The Last Nude and The Teahouse Fire. Her other works included a memoir entitled The Family Tooth and a collection of poetry entitled Broken Rooms. She received several awards including the American Library Association Stonewall Award for Fiction, the Golden Crown Literary Society, and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. She taught fiction writing at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. She died on February 15, 2019 at the age of 46. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Ellis Avery

The Teahouse Fire (2006) 731 eksemplarer
The Last Nude (2012) 356 eksemplarer
The Smoke Week: Sept. 11-21, 2001 (2003) 10 eksemplarer
TREE OF CATS (2020) 2 eksemplarer

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Very much enjoyed this book. My full review is located at C-Spot Reviews: http://reviews.c-spot.net/archives/1640
amcheri | 38 andre anmeldelser | Jan 5, 2023 |
I loved this short glimpse into the author's experiences with her mother's passing. I do a more complete review on C-Spot Reviews but suffice it to say that I was caught up in it from the first few sentences and never even contemplated stopping until the final word.

I definitely recommend it and I immediately bought a copy for a friend once I was done reading it.
amcheri | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 5, 2023 |
Una joven penetra en los secretos de la ancestral ceremonia del té, un ritual vedado a las mujeres durante siglos. Sensualidad, amor y amistad confluyen en un mundo marcado por el seductor ritual de la ceremonia del té y la tradición de las geishas.
Natt90 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jul 6, 2022 |
At 16, Italian- American Rafaela is a ravishing beauty – and her stepfather wants her married as soon as possible. Rafaela resists the awful plan to marry her off to a cousin in Sicily, and when her much-hated step-grandmother nearly dies on the steamship crossing to Europe, Rafaela makes her escape. Having no money, she exchanges sex for a ticket to Paris. The year is 1927 and Paris is full of artists and writers – there is no shortage of wealthy men to use for a while – but then Rafaela meets Tamara, and her world turns upside down. Tamara is an artist, she wants Rafaela to pose for her, and together they create a beautiful painting that sparks a heated bidding war between two wealthy art collectors. Rafaela falls in love, for the first time in her life, with Tamara – but their passionate physical affair cannot erase the trouble in Tamara’s past. This book, peppered with allusions to Paris and its famous “Lost Generation” of artists, designers, poets, musicians, and writers during the time between the wars, evokes the sensuality of the times and the bitter –and immediate – pasts of the expatriates.… (mere)
FinallyJones | 38 andre anmeldelser | Nov 17, 2021 |



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